New England Energy Audit

Energy Audit in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

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ENERGY AUDITS IN MASSACHUSETTS, MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE,
RHODE ISLAND and VERMONT
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Welcome and congratulations on taking the first step in creating home energy savings with a
Home Energy Audit from Energy Audit Me.  We have been performing Home Energy Audits since
2004, before most people even knew what a Home Energy Audit was.

Is this years
Polar Vortex hitting your wallet hard with the increased demand for heating to keep
up with these frigid, often below zero, temperatures?  Homeowners' can expect their heating
costs to increase anywhere from $200.00 - $1,200.00 this year due to these frigid temperatures.  If
your home is not energy efficient you can expect to be a the higher numbers.

Even those of you who use Natural Gas are experiencing much higher costs this winter and
those of you using propane, not only have higher costs, but are having to deal with shortages -
again.

First and foremost we only perform Home Energy Audits, we do not install, and most importantly we do sell
products or services.  Why is this important?  Because we truly believe it is a conflict of interest to "do it
all".  How and why would you present an "honest" Home Energy Audit if you knew you could sell certain
services for a higher profit margin or commission? An example is, AZT Home Energy Services (fictional
name) not only performs Home Energy Audits, often for free (there is a reason they are free and it is not in
the consumers best interest) but installs everything from windows, insulation, you name it.  Salesman Sam,
also an Energy Auditor makes a better commission convincing you windows are your main source of
energy loss, when actually insulation (at a much lower commission) is the main issue.  What do you think he
going to try to sell you first?  Many of these all encompassing (products, services, etc.) companies
employment adds require that their salespeople not only be an Energy Auditor but a "strong closer".  They
also offer you financing.  You will now you are paying interest on top of everything else.  Many if not most of
the energy retrofits your home needs can be done at a relatively low cost and quite often by the homeowner
and certainly by most qualified contractors.  Bottom-line is we give you a completely unbiased Home
Energy Audit, because we have no skin in the game, other than the service we provide.

Whether home improvements or retrofits are justified boils down to paybacks and the "law of diminishing
returns".  I doubt whether these "one stop" places will explain this to you.  Perhaps I'm wrong but I don't
thinks so and undoubtedly there are some honest ones out there.  
Click on this link for a better
understanding on how "paybacks" and diminishing returns come into play.

Can you afford to continue to ignore the obvious - energy prices are skyrocketing out of control - once again.  You
swore the last time this happened you would do what it takes to make your home more energy efficient, in order to
help control the cost of heating your home.  Did you?  If not call today to schedule a Home Energy Audit. It is time
to be proactive, protect yourself from high energy costs.

Oil prices are fast approaching the $100.00/barrel price again, but you already know that.  Propane prices have
increased unbelievably this winter and natural gas is rising as well.  You are undoubtedly painfully aware every
time you fill your car or worse yet fill your oil tank.  Along with the increase in oil and gas prices, so are the
prices of many other products that depend on petroleum.  Food prices are on the increase as the cost to ship that
food increases.  For this reason and others, such as comfort within your home, there is no better time to have a
Home Energy Audit performed.  Even with oil prices on the increase you can decrease what you spend on heating
fuel as you make your home more energy efficient.  Do not wait until we see $140.00/barrel prices as we did a
few short years ago.  

Everyone feels the effect of high heating bills.  Instead of spending more and more money on foreign oil to heat
your home, use that same money to improve your home’s energy efficiency.  A Home Energy Audit will show you
where and how you can produce those energy savings.

Why a Home or Residential Energy Audit?

Department of Energy recommends a Home or Residential Energy Audit as the first step in
saving on your home heating and electric costs.

No matter how you view today's high oil prices, whether they are truly a hardship or you are simply annoyed over
paying such a high price - there is a way to lower those costs.  Making the correct home improvements, will not
only lower those bills, but you can improve your home's value at the same time.  The key is making the right home
improvements, not simply shooting from the hip.  In many cases it may not be a huge investment, but until you
know and have the correct path to follow, you are probably spending good money after bad  
Click here for today's
home heating prices throughout New England.

When the recommendations of the Home or Residential Energy Audit are followed:

  • A Home or Residential Energy Audit can save you 20%-30% and higher on your heating
    costs.
  • A Home Energy Audit can help you make substantial savings on your electricity bills.
  • A Home Energy Audit can increase the comfort of your home.
  • A Home Energy Audit can give you peace of mind.
  • A Home Energy Audit can improve the air quality of your home.
  • Reducing Our Dependence on Foreign Oil Starts at Home
  • An Energy Efficient Home can give you the edge over other homes when selling.

You do not have to make all the improvements at once.  We present you with a list showing where and what
improvements will give you the greatest payback and over what period of time.  Start with the shortest payback
and work your way down the list.  It may not all happen in one heating season, but each and every improvement
will make a difference.

What is a Professional Home Energy Audit?

Thorough Inspection of Your Home - Basement to Attic
Blower Door Test - Tests for Air Leakage
Infrared Camera Examination (Thermal Image)-see our
sample thermal images
Reported Estimated Savings

When choosing an Energy Audit, experience counts and Energy Audit Me has almost 10 years of experience doing
Home Energy Audits!!  With the recent "energy crisis", many new energy auditors entered the field.  No two
houses are the same and it takes years of training, both on the job and continuing education to properly assess
what's is going on in your home.  We have never met a text book house.  What goes on in one part of your home,
affects another part of your home.

More importantly, do not rely on the big box home improvement stores.  The people they send to your home are
there to sell!  They are not trained energy auditors and are giving incorrect information and a big price tag.  Any
company or organization that comes to your home and only does a "visual" assessment can no more properly
assess your home, than a doctor can assess a broken bone without an x-ray. Most importantly any "professional
that suggests fiberglass insulation is either doing things on the cheap or simply lacks the knowledge necessary for
home improvements in this day and age.

Organizations such as
MassSAVE are going into peoples homes and just looking around, sure it is free, but you
definitely get what you pay for.  Many times the objectives of some is to sell, sell, sell.... If Blower Door Testing
and Infrared examination (Thermal Image) is not done - frankly you are wasting your precious time.
 












Do not be talked into windows, doors, insulation, heating systems, etc without a
qualified, unbiased expert guiding you.  An example, is windows, 9 out 10 people do not
need new windows as the payback is way too long for the very little bit of extra R-value
you will gain. Quite often it is due to air leakage around the window's frame, which can
only be detected using Blower Doors and Infrared.  The classic chasing good money
after bad!  These "free energy audits" can turn out to be very costly without good
results in the end.

The average cost for heating oil is $3.60/gallon or $990.00 for a full tank.  If you use 1,000 gallons/yr. which is
$3,600.00 annually.  Saving 20% saves $600.00 per year.  That is $720.00 you could spend making your home
more energy efficient and at the same time increasing your home's property value.  By the way, 1,000 gallons of
heating oil is not normal.  I have taken my own advice in my own home which is 4,200 sq. ft., half of which is an
old farm home w/the other half being a new addition.  My heating expense for an average year is 300 gallons of
oil and 3 tons of pellets. In todays prices that is approximately $1,620.00 in heating fuel costs and that is with
someone who is 87 years old in my home.  If you have ever lived with an elderly individual you know that it can be
87 degrees and they are still cold!

Homeowners in New England are especially aware of the hardship rising energy costs create.  We are
increasingly aware of the measures we must take, from replacing old appliances with Energy Star appliances to
adding insulation  Unfortunately quite often this just isn't enough, because you are targeting these items without any
real direction.

ENERGY LOST=MONEY LOST

ENERGY SAVED=MONEY SAVED!!

The equation is really is that simple!!

Now is the time to do battle against rising home energy costs with a
home energy audit!

The heat is up and the cost of heating your home is skyrocketing once again.  You do not need to lower
the thermostat and be uncomfortable in order to keep the costs down.  A Home Energy Audit will show
you why your heating costs are so high, where your heat is going and at the same time make your home
more comfortable.  

The knowledge you gain from a professional Home Energy Audit can
reduce your heating costs.
Reduce your electricity bills
Improve Air Quality within your home
Give you peace of mind
Reduce your carbon footprint
Help you do your part to reduce Global Warming and SAVE YOU MONEY!

BOTTOM LINE IS, IF YOU ARE DROWNING IN ENERGY COSTS, WHETHER IT BE HEATING COSTS OR
ELECTRICAL USAGE, YOU MUST HAVE A HOME ENERGY AUDIT DONE.  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO
DETERMINE THE SOURCE OF THESE PROBLEMS.  WHETHER YOU ARE A HOMEOWNER, REALTOR, OR
HOME INSPECTOR, ENERGY EFFICIENCY NEEDS TO BE A TOP PRIORITY TO THE HOMEOWNER AND YOUR
CUSTOMERS IN NEW ENGLAND.  TO ASSESS YOUR NEEDS AND IMPROVE YOUR HOMES COMFORT WHILE
SAVING YOU MONEY CONTACT NEW ENGLAND ENERGY AUDIT. THE END RESULT WILL BE CHEAPER
ELECTRICITY BILLS AND REDUCED HEATING COSTS WITH A HOME ENERGY AUDIT.
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Some companies may even offer you a "free" Home Energy Audit - beware they are selling
product. When a company states "the decision maker needs to be present" - BEWARE and
hold onto your wallet.

We make suggestions based on the facts we discover in your Home Energy Audit.  No hard
sales-no sales whatsoever!
Call 866-603-3637
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E-MAIL:  energyauditme@gmail.com
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